Physician Assistants play such a critical role in this era of accountable healthcare that two-thirds of healthcare organizations report an increase in the use of PAs and NPs last year, and two-thirds project it to increase even more over the next year, per the American Medical Group Association.
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Did you know that physician assistants (PAs) go back to the mid 1960’s? The return of medically trained and skilled Navy corpsmen during the Vietnam-war era coincided with a U.S. shortage of primary care physicians – especially in rural areas – and PAs began practicing alongside physicians. The 1967 graduating class of the original PA program at Duke University had four corpsmen, and in 1968, the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) was founded.
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This month, the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) began processing applications for expedited licensure under the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC). An agreement between participating states and their MD and DO licensing boards, the compact, says FSMB President and CEO, Humayun Chaudhry, DO, MACP, will “empower interested and eligible physicians to deliver high-quality care across state lines to reach more patients in rural and underserved communities.”
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Match Day was last month, and already physicians are using Doximity to connect with their Residency Peers and colleagues. As a physician recruiter, you know well that graduating residents are in HIGH demand. New job openings in most specialties far outpace the number of new residents who are looking for jobs, and these candidates are no strangers to unsolicited job offers – which means your recruitment must be on the mark.
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Being a physician is one of the most popular professions in the U.S. within the top one percent of earners. Of course, the industry has been undergoing quite a transformation in recent years: Baby Boomers are retiring, the American Healthcare Act (AHCA) means more people now have health insurance, and branded hospital networks are on the rise.
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Mobile is everywhere, and if you’re like most of us, your mobile phone is simply part of your everyday life. It’s your alarm clock, your camera, your office, your GPS, and more.
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In 2016, roughly 48,000 physicians did locum tenens work. That’s up from 44,000 in 2014, and 26,000 in 2002, per Staff Care’s annual survey. The survey also revealed that 94% of healthcare facility managers used locum tenens physicians during the last 12 months. Locum tenens physicians were mainly used to fill in until permanent doctors were found in certain specialties or to address staff turnover.
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We recently announced that 70% of U.S. physicians have joined the Doximity network. That’s more than 800,000 licensed medical professionals who are using Doximity to connect, collaborate, and collectively provide better care for their patients!
Because Doximity Talent Finder is the platform that enables social physician recruiting on this massive network – the largest one in the country – it's changing the way physician recruitment is done, too.
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Many physicians depend heavily on Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) to provide care within their practice. In fact, these clinicians now play some of the most crucial roles in the healthcare space.
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Each year, Medical Economics publishes a list of the Top 10 Challenges Facing Physicians for the year and how to overcome them. Topping their list for 2017 are MACRA, prior authorizations, and negotiating with payers. Staying motivated to practice medicine came in at number four. That’s a challenge we write about frequently in the physician recruitment realm.
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